rooting media and other questions
I've been taking cuttings of some herbaceous perennials (phlox divaricata, coreopsis, heliotropum, etc...). I dip the cuttings in root tone and stick them in a container filled with potting soil. Then, I cover the container with plastic and make sure that it stays in the shade. All the references say that in 7-10 days, I should see some root development. It is taking more like a six weeks or more.
Is that normal, or does my rooting media need to be a lighter mix? I would like to speed this process along a little.